Oracle Linux 6 : libsoup (ELSA-2011-1102)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68315
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1102 :
Updated libsoup packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
libsoup is an HTTP client/library implementation for GNOME.
A directory traversal flaw was found in libsoup's SoupServer. If an application used SoupServer to implement an HTTP service, a remote attacker who is able to connect to that service could use this flaw to access any local files accessible to that application via a specially crafted request. (CVE-2011-2524)
All users of libsoup should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications using libsoup's SoupServer must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected libsoup packages.